Postprint version. Published in Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplement, Volume 145, August 1, 2005, pages 268-271.
Copyright © 2005 Elsevier. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2005.04.020.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Thomas Gutierrez was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
CUORE is a proposed experiment, already partially funded, to search for 0ν-DBD of 130Te using 988 TeO2 bolometers. It aims at reaching a sensitivity on the effective neutrino mass of the order of few tens of meV. The crucial parameter on which this expectation is based is background. Different strategies are under development to reduce as much as possible its value, among which the comprehension of CUORICINO background, a single CUORE tower running since 2003, plays an important role. Present results already achieved and studies that are underway are here presented and discussed.